The best homeware shops on the high street

There’s no denying it – in recent years, the high street has seriously upped its game when it comes to homeware.

Stores, that were previously exclusively fashion, have launched homeware lines that cater to a huge range of interior tastes. Whether you’re a minimalist, love a little Bohemian inspiration or art-deco mad – you’ll find things you absolutely love.

Below, we pick the high street’s best homeware shops and what we think you should purchase for your abode from each…

Zara Home

Zara Home

Best for: Designer copies

Why we love it: Zara Home is the place to go if you want homeware that looks much more expensive than it is. The brand is heavily inspired by interior designers that you would typically see in the likes of Liberty (note the Astier de Villatte-esque dish below).

3 pieces to buy now:

Zara Home

Earthernware serving dish with raised design edge, £19.99, buy now

Zara Home

Jellyfish paperweight, £29.99, buy now

Zara Home

Textured baskets, £19.99 to £25.99, buy now

Oliver Bonas

Oliver Bonas

Best for: Furniture that’s an investment but won’t totally break the bank

Why we love it: Oliver Bonas manages to seamlessly marry art deco influence with classic style when it comes to furniture. It’s arguably the King of velvet furnishings on the high street right now.

3 pieces to buy now:

Oliver Bonas

Le Cocktail Velvet Twin, £585, buy now

Oliver Bonas

Luxe Loop Marble Drinks Trolley, £375, buy now

Oliver Bonas

Boolu Blue Ceramic Vase, £34, buy now

H&M

H&M

Best for: Household basics with a cool Scandi influence

Why we love it: H&M is perfect for those with minimalist taste. Browse the store and you’ll find countless interior pieces in single colour palettes and clean lines. If you prefer things a little brighter, don’t worry though, there’s plenty for you too.

3 pieces to buy now:

H&M

Stoneware jug, £17.99, buy now

H&M

Washed linen cushion cover, £8.99, buy now 

H&M

Jacquard-weave cotton rug, £79.99, buy now 

M&S

Marks & Spencer

Best for: Affordable quality

Why we love it: You can always count on Marks & Spencer‘s for trusty basics and when it comes to homeware it’s no different. Brushed cotton bedding? Check. Wooden chest of drawers? Check. Kitchenware? Check. Their extensive selection of faux flowers and foliage is worth a mention too.

3 pieces to buy now:

Marks & Spencer

16 piece silver sleek cutlery set, £39.50, buy now 

Marks & Spencer

Middle Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, £31.60, buy now

Marks & Spencer


Set of 4 striped napkins, £10, buy now

Next

Next

Best for: Big purchases like beds, cupboards and shelves

Why we love it: Don’t run straight to IKEA, Next has countless options for home furniture which are stylish and good value too.

3 pieces to buy now:

Next

Stockholm Ladder Side Table, £110, buy now

Next

Kenton II Dining Chair (Set of 2), £130, buy now

Next

Hoxton Metal Console, £240, buy now

French Connection

French Connection

Best for: Accessories that will upgrade any space

Why we love it: French Connection are one of the newest brands to venture into homeware but so far we’re loving their old-school meets contemporary vibe.

3 pieces to buy now:

French Connection

Leather Sling Back Chair, £495, buy now

French Connection

Mauve Thorn Rug, £50, buy now

French Connection

Cast Aluminium Cage Wall Light, £57, buy now 

Anthropologie

Anthropologie

Best for: Those who want to add a little Bohemian style to their home

Why we love it: Anthropologie is admittedly one of the dearer stores for homeware on the high street but it’s the place to go if you want to pick items up that look like one-offs.

3 pieces to buy now:

Anthropologie

Flutterby Lampshade, £78.00 –£118.00, buy now

Anthropologie

Layered Fringe Duvet Cover, £228.00, buy now

Anthropologie

Dancing Wall Art, £338, buy now

Matalan

Matalan

Best for: shopping for all homeware under one roof

Why we love it: Yes, Matalan literally have everything – from scented candles to laundry baskets to floor lamps and chest of drawers.

3 pieces to buy now:

Matalan

Gold Rim Christmas Tumbler, £4, buy now

Matalan

Spot cushion, £8, buy now

Matalan

Ceramic mixing jug, £8, buy now

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

Best for: Fun accessories

Why we love it: Urban Outfitters‘s perfect for homeware accessories you’ll want to ‘gram in situ. The company accents it’s pieces with dashes of colour and often so-in-right-now brass.

3 pieces to buy now:

Urban Outfitters

Maison La Bougie Miami Flamingo Candle, £35.00, buy now

Urban Outfitters

Zelda Chenille Printed Laundry Bag, £49.00, buy now

Urban Outfitters

Pressed Flower Soap Dish, £10.00, buy now